DIG 21: Craig Manson and Conner Milliken | Gayboys
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October, 9 to 9.45pm
The gain train
Two gay men pose in a photo studio as their simultaneous bewilderment and enthusiasm for what they’re doing gives way to a growing physical dialogue. In a cheeky dissection of modern gay male identity and capitalism, they flow from one statuesque image to another; they sigh and pout and flirt; they dance to gay anthems, make love to corporate objects, and attempt to give you exactly what you want. But who is it all really for?
Combining choreography by Craig Manson and design by award-winning scenographers MHz, GAYBOYS is a fun and exhilarating new show premiering as a live performance at Dance International Glasgow.
Highly Visual / No or Little Text
Particularly good for Subpacs
British Sign Language Interpreted on Friday 22 October only
Audience Notes: This performance contains flashing lights, strobes, smoke, haze, loud music and themes of a sexual nature.
Friday's performance includes a post show discussion from 10–10.30pm. This will be BSL interpreted.
Recommended for ages 16+
Supported by Tramway
Craig Manson is a performer whose work spans across theatre, live art, dance, cabaret and club performance. Since 2016 he has become a fixture in Scotland’s contemporary performance scene, presenting hilarious and irreverent new work that is often both a satirical and celebratory exploration of queerness. He has been supported by Creative Scotland and the Dewar Award, and presented work with The Southbank Centre, The Yard, Centre For Contemporary Art, The Work Room, Buzzcut, Scottee and James Ley.
Conner Milliken is a creative producer, writer and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the writing and performing of the queer self through text and choreography. He has collaborated with Craig Manson on ‘GAYBOYS’, and his work has been presented in multiple contexts including OnlySkin, Queer Theory, DICE Festival and Love Boutique. He has been published in MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture, and the Mechanic Institute Review. He is currently Creative Producer for Annie Lowry Thomas’s ‘After Party’.
Concept and Performance: Craig Manson
Performer and Collaborator: Conner Milliken
Producer: Katy Dye
Lighting and Set Design: MHz (Bex Anson & Dav Bernard)
Photography: Daniel Hughes
Dramaturgical Support: Theo Seddon
Photography by Daniel Hughes